The GESIS Panel is part of the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. It provides a probability-based mixed-model access panel infrastructure. The project offers the social science community a unique opportunity to collect survey data from a representative sample of the German population. Additionally, the GESIS panel comprises of Longitudinal Core Studies which has an aim to measure frequently demanded characteristics beyond demographics, such as personality and human values, political behavior and orientations, well-being and quality-of-life, environmental attitudes and behavior, and information/communication technology usage. Moreover, a second aim of the GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Studies is to assess and to control for data quality (i.e., different sources of survey errors) by measuring concepts such as survey participation evaluations, survey mode habits and preferences, and by including selected items from other benchmark surveys (e.g., German Microcensus, ESS, ALLBUS, ISSP).
The aim of the special survey of the GESIS-Panel was to timely collect data on the effects of the corona crisis on the daily lives of the people to the outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV 2 in Germany.